Azamara Quest Cruise Review by jnjcruz
- Sail Date: March 2018
- Destination: Cuba
- Cabin Type: Club Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
Every Azamara cruise has an "Azamazing evening", a free local entertainment experience. On this cruise we had an evening at the Heredia theatre in Santiago de Cuba with welcome mojitos, local vendors, and some wonderful musical performances culminating in an example of the local festival parade. Really good.
We have sailed Azamara (both the Quest and the Journey) before and appreciate the small size and the extraordinary crew--truly the nicest people on the ocean. The people at the guest relations desk are always helpful and patient. Every staff member you pass in the hall greets you with a smile. Within two days the bartenders know your drinks. It's the kind of personalized service that makes you want to stowaway and stay on board at the end of cruise.
The food matches the quality of other higher end lines. There were two special meals. One was the Easter brunch, served buffet style in the dining room with several cooking stations and beautiful pastry and chocolate decorations. The other was the traditional "white night"; a buffet served on deck with the upper level crew doing much of the cooking and serving. In a nod to our location this one included a number of Cuban dishes including a suckling pig. Every evening there was a cocktail hour with tapas and music in the "living room", a nice way to relax and prepare for dinner.
The entertainment was varied: a troupe doing short plays, a singer, a pianist, etc. They no longer had a song and dance cast, which we sometimes missed. Every evening a variety of music could be found around the ship for listening or dancing.
We do not use the spa services or sports activities so I can't comment on them.
The only negative is the fact that the cabins are small and the bathrooms are small. There is plenty of storage, and a veranda makes the living space larger. Of course a small ship will have fewer on board activities, smaller scale entertainment and fewer dining venues than a larger ship, but it compensates with convenience and comfort. There is a sense of intimacy which adds to a relaxing vacation.
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